Road - 3 Days
Manu road has the most pristine forest; famous place located in southern Peru, if you are in Cusco and you don’t have much time to visit time this mega diverse place, this would be a great opportunity considering that you are already in Cusco, in these 3 day we’ll have a unique experience, getting you closer to the nature.
Day 1: Cusco – Manu Road.
We pick you up early in the morning from you hotel to start our tour, we begin 7 – 8 hours journey over the Andes by ground transport, just out site Cusco, we’ll pass by several quaint village, with specific economical activities, like bakery, Peruvian Cuisine – “Guinea pig”, etc.
before to leave the Andes we’ll stop for breakfast in beautiful colonial village of Paucartambo. a very important village in Colonial time for local trade market, then Continuing, we climb to the high point of the Manu Biosphere at 3500 m.a.s.l, this point is know like Ajanaco, officially at this point start Manu National Park, from this place we start descending all the way down the east slope to the cloud forest. habitat had changed totally just in few minutes driving, biodiversity and scenery are unique. we are surrounded by the most pristine forest all over the world, late in the day we’ll visit Andean Cock-of-the-Rock lek, where every day they come and shows their performance, several males together sing and dance right in from of our eyes.
Night: San Pedro. B:L:D.
Day 2: Machu Wasi Oxbow Lake – Lowland Forest.
After a long and relaxing night we continue our excursion to tropical rainforest. along the way we enjoy nice landscaped and wildlife, we stop in small orchid garden, with not only ornamental but also medicinal plants.
Going down the road we arrive to Atalaya, small village where we change our transport into a motorized canoe, riding half an hour about down stream, the river that we saw back in the mountains, its getting bigger and bigger, with chance to sail on this rapids.
Alto Madre de Dios river is fast with lots of rapids and meanders are not it special feature, where easily can be formed an oxbow lake, compare with lowland river, even that, its possible to see some of them, like Machuwasi lake.
visiting this lake in a traditional balsa rafts, enjoying the rainforest, landscape, birds, fishes under the water and wildlife in general; late in the day we walk back to get our canoe, on the ride back more wildlife its present along the river banks and flying over the river like different species of Macaws
Night: San Pedro. B:L:D.
Day 3: Cloud forest – Cusco.
Our final morning in this paradise offer us second chance to visit the amazing Andean Cock-of-the-rock lek, we walk along the road looking for some bird mixed flocks, monkeys and everything that we can find, Golden-headed quetzals, Amazonian umbrella bird, Black-and-Chestnut & Solitary Eagle, Gray-breasted mountain Toucan are some possibilities, arriving in Cusco in the afternoon,
We conclude the tour leaving you in your hotel.
Night: Cusco. B:L.